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New Visions in Citizen Science

Published by the Commons Lab, "New Visions in Citizen Science" showcases seventeen case studies that offer a mosaic view of federally-sponsored citizen science and open innovation projects, from in-the-field data collection to online games for collective problem-solving. This report offers a sampling of different models that support public contribution, potential challenges, and positive impacts that projects can have on scientific literacy, research, management, and public policy.

Project Director David Rejeski Addresses Senate Committee on Commercialization of Nanotech

WASHINGTON – Today, at hearings convened by the U.S. Senate project director David Rejeski testified that the country's "ability to reap the long-term benefits of nanotechnology—in areas from medicine to energy and food production—will depend heavily on how we manage the introduction of the first generation of nanotechnology products."

Nanotech Safety Needs Specific Government Risk Research Strategy and Funding

"Prioritizing nanotechnology risk research isn't rocket science," says Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies chief scientist Andrew Maynard.

Gaming Our Way to a Better Future

As today’s policy challenges become more complex, it has become clear that American media — online news, television, radio, newspapers, and magazines— are not up to the task of explaining the problems underlying them or providing citizens with all the information they need to engage in public conversations about them. Democracy cannot function properly without those conversations. But one new medium - videogames — may well fill the gap.

IBM Introduces Video Game to Help University Students Develop Business Skills

November 2007 - In this IBM release, F&G director, David Rejeski, comments on the rise in games, like IBM's new business skills game, as educational tools.

What is the Hypercar? Can you build an SUV that gets 100 miles per gallon?

Thomas Crumm, former CEO and President of Hypercar, Inc., talks about the Hypercar. Learn more at: www.hypercar.com

New Game Lets American Public Be Budget Heroes

Lawmakers from both parties have said the country needs a national conversation about the national debt. At an event on Capitol Hill on July 13, they embraced the popular game Budget Hero as a way to jump start that discussion.

Presidential Science Advisors Push for a Swift Appointment From Obama

Science, technology and innovation are keys to addressing a host of challenges our nation will face in the coming years. Former presidential science advisors address this in an article calling for the president-elect to appoint his advisor quickly.

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